North Preparatory Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
1100 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON
North Preparatory Junior P.S. is a vibrant, community school where parents enthusiastically support their children in a school that demands hard work, initiative and responsibility for self and others. We value risk-taking and a positive attitude in our students. Students are expected to strive to achieve their best. We know that all children have different strengths, abilities, needs and interests and our dedicated, highly motivated staff will help the students develop their self confidence through a variety of curricular and extra curricular activities.
North Preparatory Junior P. S. is located in the Forest Hill community near Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue. The school was built in 1936 and opened officially in 1937. This historic building is situated on an idyllic, five acre site surrounded by park and woodland. North Prep has a full sized gym on site. Additionally, the school has access to two baseball diamonds, a proper running track, sand pits for field events, and large greened areas for games of soccer, ultimate frisbee, slow pitch, and recess activities.
School Focus: Environmental Literacy
The North Prep community is committed to a focus on environmental literacy. We embark on a continuous journey, exploring, preserving, nurturing, and learning from the environment. Our goal continues to be to help create responsible, caring, empathetic citizens who are aware of their responsibilities to themselves and the world around them. Students reduce, reuse and recycle, participate in our boomerang lunch program, staff and students alike compost and we are an Eco School with a silver certification (working towards platinum)! Projects to improve the grounds through planting, shading and beautification are ongoing.
Equity and Character Education
We make sure students in the school are aware of the importance of social justice and given opportunities to shine. Students are highlighted on a monthly basis, drawing attention acts to of kindness, responsible behaviour, work ethic, and a myriad of other characteristics we value and encourage in our society. Successes great and small are celebrated and acknowledged.
Committment to the Arts
North Prep has a strong vocal program and Junior students have the opportunity to participate in either a Strings or Band program. We strive to expose students to a variety of experiences, including dance, theatre, storytelling, and partnering with artists to facilitate the development of the creative process for students. Our Art Club and Choirs run all year round.
Our community of staff, students and parents work together to ensure student success. We encourage parent involvement for field trips, extra curricular activities, fund raising etc. North Prep's website keeps families informed of important dates, upcoming events, Parent Council Meetings and any other activities going on throughout the school.
Extra Curricular Activities
North Prep has many after-school activities running all year. From Blue Spruce and Silverbirch reading clubs, Soccer Club, Primary and Junior Choir, Green Team, Art Club, to Fitness Club, our staff and parent volunteers come together to provide a variety of activities for our students. We have an involved community of teachers, students and parents.